[ ri-strik-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ rɪˈstrɪk ʃəˌnɪz əm /
a policy, especially by a national government or legislative body, of enacting restrictions on the amount of imported goods, immigration, etc.
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Related formsre·stric·tion·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for restrictionism
If the Common Market should move toward protectionism and restrictionism, it would undermine its own basic principles.
They have not followed the argument at all; they have only caught the catchwords of restrictionism.They Who Knock at Our Gates|Mary Antin